I’m a huge whale watching fan, so I was delighted when I stayed at the Dreams Los Cabos all inclusive resort in Los Cabos, Mexico in February a few years ago during whale watching season. It was such a treat to sit on my ocean front balcony or swim in the infinity pool and watch the whales frolicking so close off the shore line.
To get an even closer look, we went downtown to Cabo San Lucas and got on a whale watching cruise. It was fantastic! We saw many whales and the crew showed us a great time as we passed the famous Land’s End arches and saw sea lions on the rocks sunning themselves. The coast line was gorgeous, it was a great vacation all around.
My husband and I recently returned from the Zoetry Casa Del Mar Los Cabos on our Valentines Anniversary trip. This is one of THE BEST all-inclusive resorts we’ve ever enjoyed and we’ve been to a lot of them. My favorite thing about this resort is what they call the “Beach Club”. Directly on the beach, there is a heated pool with swim up bar, a hot tub, a restaurant, comfortable lounge chairs on the sand or by the pool, with umbrellas, plush towels and the best service we’ve ever experienced. There were plenty of wonderful and friendly attendants to bring drinks, a cold bottle of water, a fresh towel, whatever you needed. Talk about relaxing!! The sight and sound of the waves, the pelicans diving for a fish, and best of all whales playing just off the shore line! This is my favorite destination in Mexico and now Zoetry Cabo is one of my favorite resorts anywhere!
Villa Premeire Hotel
Puerto Vallarta in winter time is such a welcome relief from the biting cold, snow and ice we left behind in Missouri. It was a short ride from the airport to our Adult Only Villa Premiere beachfront resort. We were immediately greeted with a glass of champagne and complimentary massage. That’s all it took to begin a stess-free escape by the Bay of Banderas with it’s peaceful waves lapping the shoreline. We were given a choice of soothing aromas and pillows for our room. We stayed in the Master Suite that is oceanfront with three different balcony areas, a romantic jacuzzi tub for two, 2 chaise lounges, table and chairs and the absolute perfect miles-long view of the beachline and mountains. The room has a living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom and big bathroom. It was like our home away from home and we even watched the football playoffs in complete relaxation in our living area.
Malecon in Puerto Vallarta
The Villa Premiere is small, quiet and laid back. They have a sister resort next door, the Buenaventura, that welcomes Villa guests for a more active experience. One of the best features is the close proximity to the Malecon and all the great restaurants, shopping and nightlife. You can walk a few blocks or take a quick taxi ride for $4 to $5 to just about anywhere down town. It felt completely safe and the people are extremely friendly and kind. The service in all the down town restaurants was incredible. If you are doing the EP food plan, you can pick up bottled water and snacks one block away at the Oxxo store for a great price. One of our favorite restaurants in the downtown Romantic Zone was the La Palapa. It’s oceanfront and you can sink your toes in the sand while you dine if you like. The shrimp ceviche, guacamole, fish tacos and chocalate lava cake were wonderful. You can also enjoy watching the watersports adventures like jet skiers, parasailers, fishing and sailing.
But my best experience has been seeing the giant whales playing just off the shore. Since it’s whale season, occasionally they can be seen right from the beach and from the hotel balcony; with the binoculars, it’s even more amazing. There are whale watching tours if you want to get really up close. There’s nothing like witnessing these majestic creatures while enjoying a restful winter vacation at this great beach getaway.